Ali Moussa Iye
Ali Moussa Iye is a Djiboutian writer and researcher. He holds a PhD in political science from the Institute of Political Science (Grenoble, France). He was a journalist, editor of a weekly newspaper and Director of Press and Audio-visual in Djibouti before joining UNESCO in 1996. Within UNESCO, he was coordinator of the UNESCO Culture of Peace Programme in the Horn of Africa, based in Addis Ababa from 1997 to 2000. He then coordinated the follow-up to the Durban World Conference against Racism and was in charge of the UNESCO programme against Racism and Discrimination. Dr Moussa Iye was the Head of the History and Memory for Dialogue Department from 2004 to 2019 and directed two important UNESCO programmes: The Routes of Dialogue (Slave Route Project and Silk Road Project) and the General and Regional Histories Project. He has coordinated the pedagogical use of the General History of Africa project and the writing of the last three volumes of this prestigious collection. Dr Moussa Iye is currently pursuing his personal research in the field of political anthropology and is working in particular on the revalorisation of endogenous African knowledge. He founded the Think Tank “PERSPECTIVES”, a Global Africa initiative to rethink Africa’s presence and contribution to humanity. He has published several books on the history and cultural heritage of the peoples of the Horn of Africa and on intercultural dialogue.
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